Open debate, new complaint - Atishi's yorker to Gambhir

Gambhir is facing a criminal case in court on a complaint filed by Atishi that his name appears in electoral rolls of two constituencies. PTI File photo

A challenge for an open debate and another complaint in Election Commission, AAP East Delhi candidate Atishi on Monday put her BJP rival cricketer Gautam Gambhir on the line of fire once again.

Atishi's latest move came after Gambhir accused AAP of filing raising complaints against him just because they do not have issues to raise and getting hold of publicity material without mandatory declaration about the publisher, printer and quantity of notices printed.

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Gambhir is facing a criminal case in court on a complaint filed by Atishi that his name appears in electoral rolls of two constituencies. Earlier, she had complained that he organised campaign rallies without Election Commission's permission as well as objected to irregularities in his affidavit.

As Atishi bowled yorkers and bouncers, Gambhir responded saying AAP had nothing to showcase as its work and was targeting him because it has no issues.

On Monday, Atishi told reporters, "I challenge him for an open debate on the issue of what AAP did in East Delhi in the past four years. Let him come and talk about what did sitting BJP MP Maheish Girri do in East Delhi in the past five years."

Posing five questions to Gambhir for the debate, she said Gambhir should say what has Girri done to establish a Delhi University campus in East Delhi, what steps were taken to ensure women safety as well as affordable housing in the constituency. She also wanted Gambhir to spell out what steps Girri had taken in the past five years to stop sealing.

On her fresh complaint to the EC, Atishi said the publicity material did not have a print line, printer's name or quantity. "The BJP workers were distributing this in Vinod Nagar area of East Delhi. This is in violation of Model Code of Conduct," she said.

Taking a dig at the cricketer, she said, "it seems that he does not have a strong team. He is not even able to seek permission for campaign. How will he fight the election."

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